Amy

Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.
Jade 53

Gear up for backpacking season with the Gregory Jade 53

Tansy dress

Aventura Clothing travel wear for spring

Toad & Co

Toad & Co travel wear for spring

Rumpl puffy

Rumpl printed down puffy blanket for spring

Nomad leather watch strap

Nomad Apple Watch straps for travel and home

Get ready for spring break travel with IceMule

Get ready for spring break travel with IceMule

Katadyn Gravity BeFree 3.0 L filter

Katadyn Gravity BeFree 3.0 L filter

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Six Moon Designs travel pouch

Conner hats for winter and spring travel

Conner hats for winter and spring travel

Gregory Proxy travel backpack

Gregory Proxy travel backpack

Summer bag pick: eqpd Last Bag

By Amy / June 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Most of us are working hard–both at home and while traveling–to avoid disposal items and reduce consumption. Personally, I’m on a mission to avoid disposable plastic at all costs, which, as many can surely attest, is harder on the road than at home. Eqpd is helping my cause with their Last Bag collection. This is…

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International travel’s a breeze with Eagle Creek Gear Warrior travel pack

By Amy / June 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Eagle Creek’s Gear Warrior travel pack is ready to go when you are, and won’t slow you down if you plan to navigate a lot of different transportation options, do a lot of walking, or take the stairs instead of the elevator. With a capacity of 45 liters (dimensions are 12.5 x 21.5 x 10.5…

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Rheos floating sunglasses for on-the-water days

By Amy / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

How many pairs of sunglasses do you go through during a summer? I tend to lose at least one pair a month, either to the depths of a backpack or tote, as a left-behind item on a plane or in a car, or to the depths of a lake, river, or ocean. I plan to…

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LOWA Mauria GTX hiking boot for women

By Amy / May 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you’re a woman who likes a rugged, ready-for-anything hiking boot with great ankle support, the LOWA Mauria GTX will get the job done. It’s made specifically for a woman’s foot, which means you get the flexing action you need, where you need it, and the traction you want all along the outside of the…

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Zenbivy Light Bed for summer camping comfort

By Amy / May 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ready for a brand new take on an outdoor sleep system? The Zenbivy light bed is essentially a zipperless sleeping bag that can transform between quilt, mummy bag, and rectangular bag, depending on your mood, the weather and terrain, or your standard preference of sleeping position. The Zenbivy Light Bed is a two-piece sleeping system…

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Stohlquist Women’s Flo life jacket for summer fun

By Amy / May 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Stohlquist is a name we can all trust when it comes to picking a personal floatation device (PFD) or life jacket, and I appreciate that this lightweight nylon one is sleek, with a thinner profile than most. In other words, maybe there’s a chance I won’t end up feeling like a marshmallow waddling around the…

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Lifestyle pieces for travel days: LOWA San Diego GTX and Art 4 All trucker hat

By Amy / May 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Sometimes, you just need to travel in style. Especially on a California road trip. Especially while visiting iconic locations like Yosemite and Santa Barbara and San Diego. Why not look good while packing practical gear? Lowa San Diego GTX: Available in both men’s and women’s versions, the San Diego was inspired by skate shoe designs,…

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International travel solution: Six Moon Designs Traveler pack

By Amy / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Not long ago, I reviewed Six Moon Designs’ travel pouch, which worked so well as a travel accessory through Greece, I opted to try the full Traveler Pack, a duffel/backpack hybrid made specifically for long-term travel. In fact, it was conceptualized by founder Ron Moak during an extended trip through Spain. It’s intended to be…

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Bindle Bottle summer solution

By Amy / April 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

You’re at the lake, and you want to leave all your stuff on the shore while you hit the water, but you have your car keys and phone with you. Or your wallet. Or your expensive wireless ear buds. You’re not stranded on the sand. Bindle Bottle to the rescue. This innovative water bottle doubles…

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Sea to Summit comfort sleep system for the summer

By Amy / April 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m over being miserable while I sleep outdoors. Whether backpacking or car camping, this is the summer go light while not sacrificing comfort. Sea to Summit has you covered, with new and improved pillows, sleeping pads and sleeping bags that will make you long for just one more night in…

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